But then I got to thinking about the end of summer. I go back to work on Monday, so my summer has just about come to a close. So although it took some research on my part, these are all poems I read for the first time this week, I have chosen SUMMER for this week's Poetry Mix Tape theme.
Here are five poems about summer for you to (hopefully) enjoy:
"Summer Song" by William Carlos Williams
"Morningside Heights, July" by William Matthews
"Jet" by Tony Hoagland
"To the Light of September" by W.S. Merwin
"Summer" by Carlo Betocchi
Now, I have to say I applied the theme fairly loosely here. Not all of these are strictly about summer. Some are set during summer or simply just mention "summer." They are, however, all very good poems. Check out the opening of Hoagland's "Jet:"
It gets better, too, so make sure you read the rest at The Poetry Foundation.
Sometimes I wish I were still outon the back porch, drinking jet fuelwith the boys, getting louder and louderas the empty cans drop out of our pawslike booster rockets falling back to Earth
and we soar up into the summer stars.Summer. The big sky river rushes overhead,bearing asteroids and mist, blind fishand old space suits with skeletons inside.
Maybe you know some good ones that fit this theme a little better. Please contribute to our Poetry Mix Tape by leaving your poems in the Comments. I am sure there are more great summer poems out there than these. Share them with the world!